FRANKFORT – On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the state’s positivity rate has declined to 3.73%.
“While our new cases have decreased dramatically since their peak in the commonwealth, these numbers are still too high,” said Gov. Beshear. “We are close to the finish line but we can’t let up yet. Keep masking up, keep social distancing and get vaccinated when it’s your turn. Let’s see this through to the end of the fight.”
As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, Gov. Beshear reported the following COVID-19 numbers:
New cases today: 963
New deaths today: 27
Positivity rate: 3.73%
Total deaths: 5,056
Currently hospitalized: 441
Currently in ICU: 109
Currently on ventilator: 60
Top counties with the most positive cases today are: Jefferson, Fayette, Lyon and Hardin. Each county reported at least 35 new cases.